Human Nutrition and Dietetics

B. Sc. Human Nutrition and Dietetics

This degree programme is aimed at producing an all round and well trained graduate in all aspects of Human nutrition and dietetics including covering applied nutrition, community nutrition and clinical nutrition.

Admission Requirements

1.1.    A candidate wishing to be admitted into the B.Sc. degree programme in Human Nutrition and Dietetics must satisfy the minimum University entry requirements and Faculty of Agriculture regulations.
1.2.    In addition to the above, the candidate must have obtained a minimum of C+ (plus) in Kenya Certificate ofSecondary Education (KCSE) and should have a minimum grade of C (plain) in each of the following subjects:Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics/ Physics OR C (plain) in each of the following subjects: Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences/Mathematics and Geography or any of the Group IV subjects.
1.3.    Alternatively, admission shall be granted to holders of Diploma in Human Nutrition and Dietetics (with credit and above) from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology or from other institutions recognized by the University Senate. Such candidates shall enter the programme at the second year of study unless otherwise specified by the Faculty.


2.1. The degree programme for those admitted under 1.2. above shall extend for a minimum of four years and a maximum of six years.
2.2. The degree programme for those admitted under 1.3. above shall extend for a minimum of three years and a maximum of five years.

CODE          TITLE                         HOURS
HRD 2101 Communication Skills 45
HRD 2102 Development Studies 45
HRD 2103 General Economics 45
AFD 2101 Introduction to Human Nutrition and Dietetics 45
SCH 2106 Physical Chemistry 45
SCH 2107 Inorganic Chemistry 45
SMA 2104 Mathematics for Science 45
SBT 2110 Botany 45
SCH 2108 Organic Chemistry 45
SZL 2106 Zoology 45
AFD 2105 Human Physiology 45
AFD 2106 Human Anatomy 45
ICS 2110 Information Technology 1 45
AFN 2201 Nutritional Anthropology 45
SBH 2111 Biochemistry 1 45
AHS 2102 Animal Production 45
SZL 2111 HIV/AIDS 45

SBH 2211 Biochemistry II 45
ICS 2215 Information Technology II 45
AFS 2202 Principles of Human Nutrition 45
AFN 2202 Nutrition Epidemiology 1 45
AFS 2201 Introduction to Microbiology 45
AFS 2211 Fundamentals of Food Chemistry 45
AFS 2203 Food Analysis 45
AFD 2203 Principles of Public Health 45
AFD 2204 Macronutrients and Energy Balance 45
AFD 2205 Micronutrients 45
AFN 2203 Nutrition Education and Counseling 45
AFD 2207 Food Safety and Hygiene 45
AFN 2204 Nutritional Assessment 45
MLS 2330 Medical Statistics 45
AFD 2206 Principles of Dietetics 45
ECE 2220 Sanitation and Waste control 45
AFD 2208 Practicum I 8 weeks

Year 3
IPH 2302 Food Biotechnology and Biosafety 45
AFN 2304 Nutrition in the Life Cycle 45
AFD 2301 Clinical Dietetics I 45
AFS 2312 Principles of Food Processing and Preservation 45
AFD 2302 Nutrition and Immunity 45
AFN 2301 Nutritional Epidemiology II 45
AFN 2402 Food and Nutrition Security 45
AFD 2303 Computer Applications in Nutrition and Dietetics 45
AFS 2206 Food Quality Assurance 45
ICH 2310 Community Health Diagnosis 45
AFD 2304 Nutrition Disorders 45
AFD 2305 Clinical Dietetics II 45
AFD 2306 Child Nutrition and Health 45
AFD 2307 Maternal Nutrition and Health 45
AFS 2311 Special Topics and Seminars 45
AFD 2308 Sports Nutrition 45
AFD 2309 Practicum II 8 weeks

Year 4
AFN 2401 Community Nutrition and Health 45
AFD 2401 Medical Nutrition Therapy 45
AFN 2403 Nutrition in Emergencies 45
AFN 2305 Food and Nutrition Surveillance 45
AFN 2404 Nutrition Interventions 45
HRD 2401 Entrepreneurship 45
AFD 2402 Nutritional Research Project I (2 units) 90
AFN 2405 Nutrition Project Cycle 45
AFN 2406 Nutraceuticals and Emerging Issues in Nutrition 45
AFN 2409 Pharmacology in Medical Nutrition Therapy 45
AFD 2403 Disaster Management 45
IPH 2401 Ethical and Medico-Legal Issues 45
AFD 2404 Geriatric Nutrition 45
AFD 2411 Nutritional Research Project II (2 units) 90

27 thoughts on “Human Nutrition and Dietetics

  1. Thank you soo much for the information about human nutrition and dietetics. my question is if you do offer credit waivers for those students with higher national diploma from medical college in other health displines like for example nursing, pharmacy etc.

    Kindly let me get feedback on this as would like to join your institution.

  2. Your human nutrition and dietetics course is well organised and seems similarly interesting,hope to come on board soon.

  3. I would like to join in your university to persue degree in nutrition and dietetics.
    Please kindly may I get some information on the same.
    Looking forwad to hear from you.

  4. when is september application for bach of science(human nutrition and diatetics) starting for a selfsponsered student in 2015

  5. is the course full time only or i can get a part time training? then do you have food nutrition and dietetics or it’s jst the human nutrition n dietetics only?? can someone who has done the above course has a career opportunity in the food industry? thanks..

    • Hi,
      We process various types of juices, jams, sauces, bread, cakes, scones, doghnuts, yoghurts, sausages, meat laoves and other related products products.

      You can visit the sales shop at the department to view and purchase.


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